National ecologists honor six MSU/FW scholars for innovation

By Michigan State University


Jianguo “Jack” Liu

A team of authors that include five current or former members of MSU’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS), will be honored for innovation by the world’s largest organization of professional ecologists.

The Innovation in Sustainability Science Award from The Ecological Society of America (ESA, the world’s largest community of professional ecologists) will be shared by scientists led by CSIS Director Jianguo “Jack” Liu, including PhD graduates Vanessa HullZhenci Xu and postdoctoral associate Jing Sun, PhD candidate Min Gon Chung and research assistant Shuxin Li, along with international and national scholars H. Charles Godfray, David Tilman, Peter GleickHolger Hoff and Claudia Pahl-Wostl.

Together, they authored “Nexus approaches to global sustainable development” in Nature Sustainability.

The award recognizes the authors of a peer-reviewed paper published in the past five years exemplifying leading-edge work on solution pathways to sustainability challenges.

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